Accreditation 2017

Accreditation 2017

De Anza College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The college is completing its 2017 Self-Evaluation Report of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness in preparation of a review by the ACCJC in October 2017. The accreditation review process includes the opportunity for submission of third-party comments. Such comments must be submitted in writing and include contact information of the correspondent. The ACCJC accepts comments related to an institutions compliance with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission Policies at any time. Third-party comments associated with the self-evaluation review cycle must be received by the ACCJC no later than five weeks before scheduled Commission consideration. The form for submitting third-party comment is available on the ACCJC website:

The College Planning Committee is serving as the Accreditation Steering Committee to guide and support an institutional self-evaluation and prepare for the site visit by the ACCJC in fall 2017. A preliminary draft of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report, and a final draft when ready, will be posted on the main Accreditation webpage.

The steering committee will also be responsible for: monitoring progress on the self-study report, drafting the quality focus essay, compiling the self-study reports into one document, soliciting feedback from the campus community, and incorporating the feedback into the final draft. 

Institutional Self-Evaluation Report Presentation - May 2017

Accreditation Standards

The college is responding to the June 2014 ACCJC Standards: Accreditation Standards, downloadable PDF version

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to responding to the Standards, we are also required to respond to 21 Eligibility Requirements (ER). The ERs are embedded throughout the Standards. A list of the ERs is accessible here.

Accreditation Surveys

Accreditation Timeline


Self-Study Teams

Each shared governance group will be responsible for drafting a response to a particular area within the Standards that is most relevant to their work. The following self-study teams and their proposed Standards are:


Accreditation Presentations

Institutional Self-Evaluation Report Presentation - May 2017

Accreditation Training for Standards Teams, Winter 2016

Board Presentation, August 2016

Board Presentation, February 6, 2017

For comments, suggestions or contributions contact:

Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mallory Newell

Building: ADM123
Contact: Mallory Newell
Phone: 408.864.8777

Last Updated: 5/12/17